Billie Eilish has projected a signature image, often well covered in oversized clothes. In the past she’s explained that her intent was reduce body shaming. It appears she was as smart about that as she is about her music. The negative comments from photos taken when she was out in Los Angeles in a tank top and shorts make her point. One tweet captioned the viral image, “In 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30’s wine mom body.”
She Called Out Body Shamers
Shortly after, Eilish shared a video of her winking as she walked past her collection of awards. Then she shared a TikTok video by Chizi Duru that had a message about normalizing bodies. In the video, Duru says, “Ya’ll gotta start normalizing real bodies, OK? Not everyone has a wagon behind them, OK? Guts are normal — they’re normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real!”
2019 was the Breakout Year for the “Bad Guy” Singer
The 2019 release of debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? soared to the top of sales charts worldwide. The “Bad Guy” singer swept the the big four categories at the 2020 Grammy Awards when she took home Best Album, Best Record, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
At 18, Eilish became the youngest to receive Album of the Year Grammy in the award’s history. And she is the youngest composer/singer of a Bond franchise title song with No Time to Die. The music video is due out November 20.
Maybe to thumb her nose at the body shammers, Eilish shared a saucy photo to her tens of millions of Instagram followers on October 13. It shows Eilish drenched in a red light, mouth open and looking off camera. She wrote, “Do you really wanna go back in time?” Was the saucy photo really a statement to the shammers or is it an indication of a more mature image going forward? It could be both.Image: crommelincklars